Supporting Our Next Generation of Emergency Responders
National Junior Firefighters Academy
Tyco attracts and trains the next generation of emergency responders at its Scott Safety facility in Monroe, North Carolina. In partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the National Junior Firefighter Academy provides a unique learning opportunity for aspiring firefighters, using Scott’s cutting-edge fire protection products.
Participants, including juniors and their adult advisors, work hand in hand with Scott employees and NVFC personnel to learn techniques for fire and emergency response. This includes hands-on activities using state-of-the-art equipment, such as the Scott Air-Pak SCBA and thermal imaging cameras. Over the past four years Tyco has engaged more than 250 Junior Firefighters and advisors in the National Junior Firefighter Academy.
Tyco’s partnership with the NVFC's National Junior Firefighter program is integral to Tyco’s efforts to get youth involved in the fire and emergency services and creates a network of community supporters of the emergency services. Tyco also supports other National Junior Firefighter programs such as the annual National Junior Firefighter of the Year Award, and educational materials, guides, and newsletters that are distributed to over 2,000 registered departments in all 50 states and multiple other countries.
“At Scott we’re always looking for ways to support and give back to those that do so much for our communities,” explained Jeff Emery, Director of Global Marketing for Scott Safety. “The National Junior Firefighter Academy provides us a great opportunity to support the volunteer firefighting community, by cultivating a passion for the fire service and developing the leadership skills for the next generation of firefighters.”
NVFC serves as an umbrella for junior firefighter programs nationwide to promote youth participation within the fire and emergency services community. The program is a powerful recruitment tool for departments and provides youth with valuable life skills such as teamwork, leadership, responsibility, and commitment.
For more information about The National Volunteer Fire Council, please visit http://www.nvfc.org/.